STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Timothy Newman

Job Title:

Science Department Chair

Department:

Science

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100

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Started at O'Dowd:

1991

Degrees: 

BA in Biology from UC Berkeley BA in Physical Education from UC Berkeley MS in Kinesiology from CSU East Bay MEd in Education from Holy Names University with certificate in Educational Therapy

Originally from:

Sunnyvale, California

Why I Teach:

Most powerful teaching technique:

Getting students out of the classroom and experiencing nature in its own classroom.

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Understanding life science is one way of understanding the world around you and in you. But the subject itself is not what is important. The subject is merely a tool to learn how to learn and to experience a unique discipline.

Favorite quotes:

"Its not about what you do, but how you do it." - Olaus Murrie "In five years, none of this matters." -Senior Davis of Fremont High

Favorite trivia:

In many cases, it is good for cells to die.

Recommended visual media:

Dances with Wolves

Recommended reads:

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv The Loop by Nicholas Evans

Hobbies or outside interests:

Hiking, backpacking, swimming in lakes, building things